“Chris Smalling is s**t”, “Officially done with Jones/Smalling” Man Utd fans tear the defenders apart after Tottenham defeat

A frustrating night at the Wembley was summed up by the fact that Manchester United have now conceded the fastest goal in their Premier League history. It all started for Manchester United in the 11th second when a certain long ball from Jan Vertonghen broke United defence’s stability. Failing to cover the gaps, United conceded the goal after Dele Alli flicked the ball into Christian Eriksen’s way where the Dane made no mistake in drawing his side into an early lead.

United, meanwhile, had their chances of their own and despite being booed by the home supporters, latest acquisition Alexis Sanchez created a certain buzz but to no avail. United’s No.10 Jesse Lingard came at the receiving end of an early opportunity, but the Englishman’s effort was parried away by a great save from Hugo Lloris. United created a number of goalscoring opportunities but the final touch was always lacking.

A brilliant chance then came for Paul Pogba to equalise, but the Frenchman sailed his effort over the bar from just 4-5 yards out. Tottenham, on the other hand, were sharper than United and were pressing high up the field.

Time and again the likes of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling lost coordination and that allowed Tottenham to attack with purpose. As the game approached the half-hour mark, Tottenham found themselves leading by two goals after Phil Jones converted a low cross from Kieran Trippier into his own net.

Meanwhile, Romelu Lukaku received one great opportunity when a certain Paul Pogba’s long ball found the Belgian in a promising area. However, his effort was equally matched by Lloris’ firm hand. Talking stats, Lukaku has netted just 15 goals in 63 Premier League appearances against the ‘big six’ (Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham) compared to 81 in 147 against other opposition.

Well, this wasn’t the only low for Manchester United as Fellaini – who replaced Pogba on the night – was subbed off just seven minutes after coming on, due to a knee problem.

The defeat sees Manchester United now trail the league leaders Manchester City by a whopping 15 points. But despite the result, we are still three points clear of the 3rd and the 4th-placed Liverpool and Chelsea.

United fans, on their part, were left furious with way their team defended and this is how they reacted:

  • Baldrick

    After Jones’s yellow card I was expecting Rojo on at half time, but for whatever reason, the gaffer persisted with Jones. Big mistake.

  • Aguma Alex Chapman

    Mourihno is just big headed.
    All that smalling an d Jones could do was back passes and making fake tackles.
    Marcos Rojo was fit why didnt he start him?
    He should have started brought Herera instead of Lingard,
    it would have been sensible for Sanchez to switch wings with Martial but he all like a stationed wagon..

  • David Campbell

    dry your eyes

  • Simon

    Another Mourinho Masterclass from the Special One. Jose should pop across to the Etihad to get some lessons in how to Pep up a team.